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Relying on Human Goodness

Relying on Human Goodness

Oppression never occurs between equals. Tyranny always arises from the belief that some people are more human than others. | An insightful article by Margaret Wheatley. | We have a great need to rely on the fact of human goodness. Human goodness seems like an outrageous “fact.” Everyday we are confronted with mounting evidence of … Continue reading

It’s Not the ‘Bad Apples’ – It’s the Barrel

It’s Not the ‘Bad Apples’ – It’s the Barrel

The basic paradigm to be presented illustrates the relative ease with which “ordinary,” good men and women are induced into behaving in “evil ways” by turning on or off one or another social situational variable.  This body of research demonstrates the under-recognized power of social situations to alter the mental representations and behavior of individuals, … Continue reading

Rethinking Human Nature

Rethinking Human Nature

In his book, “The Empathic Civilization:  The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis”,  Jeremy Rifkin, President of the Foundation on Economic Trends, wrote: The Empathic Civilization is emerging. A younger generation is fast extending its empathic embrace beyond religious affiliations and national identification to include the whole of humanity and the vast … Continue reading

Are We Entering An Age of Empathy?

Are We Entering An Age of Empathy?

Jeremy Rifkin, a prolific writer, and advisor to the European Union since 2002, and principle architect of the Third Industrial Revolution, describes in his new book, The Empathetic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World of Crisis, how the Age of Reason during The Enlightenment triumphed over the Age of Faith in the … Continue reading